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SCAM Alert: Missed Jury Duty

January 18, 2024
The 4th Judicial Circuit and the Clerk's Office Warn the Public About This Scam

The missed jury duty scam has been around for years. Usually, the caller pretends to be a law enforcement officer, state attorney, court official, or a deputy clerk saying that you failed to show for jury duty. Sometimes the callers are even sophisticated enough to use the name of a real judge or public official. The scammer tells you a fine was imposed and if you don't pay it, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. To resolve the problem, they may ask for your bank account number, or suggest purchasing a prepaid debit card or cryptocurrency. They may even ask for personal information such as your social security number. Please do not do this!

The Court, the Clerk's Office, or law enforcement officers do not call or email residents to request payment for missing jury duty or other court obligation. We will also never request payment via any sort of prepaid debit card or cryptocurrency. When in doubt, you can always call the Clerk's Office at (904) 255-2000 or report the call to JSO's non-emergency line at (904) 630-0500.

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